In brief, I have a job interview from one company in Chicago (yay) for $X. I haven’t accepted it yet, but plan to.
Yesterday, a different company in Detroit (boo) I recently interviewed with contacted me asking for a second interview. I have no idea what that job pays.
I want the Chicago job, and I wouldn’t bother with this 2nd interview unless I knew that they were really, really interested in me and if the pay was substantially better.
I’m composing an email to the HR chick from the Detroit company to try and say that, but I don’t know how to phrase it.
Something like, “I am currently in the beginning stages of accepting a position elsewhere paying $[number]…” and after that I have no idea how to say it. “Unless you can pay more than [number] and aren’t just jerking me around, take me off your list plz”